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Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

December 7, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members of Mumford and Sons when part of their pre-season practices overlapped with the Gentlemen of the Road...

Hoffman brings talent, leadership to men’s golf

Hoffman brings talent, leadership to men’s golf

Alden Glass

October 22, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Profiles, Varsity Sports

In last weekend’s Northwest Conference Men’s Fall Golf Classic, Senior Daniel Hoffman sunk a hole in one on the way to helping the Missionaries fight back after a rough first day of competition. Coach Peter McClure discussed the difficulties of hitting a hole in one and his own experience with...

Nguyen making major contributions to Whitman women’s golf team

Nguyen making major contributions to Whitman women’s golf team

Alden Glass, Sports Reporter

September 27, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On Sept. 12-13, the Whitman Women’s Golf team won their first tournament of the year at the Pacific Lutheran University Invitational. After two grueling days of competition, Whitman emerged as the winner by a mere two strokes over rival Whitworth University. The Whitman team stated its high ambitions...

Back to sports: The summer in review

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor

September 6, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Though football season is undoubtedly the best time of the year, summer is a close second for various reasons. My personal favorite sporting event of the summer is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and subsequent Finals, which featured one of the more exciting final series in recent memory. The Tampa Bay Lightning,...

Golf teams prepare spring competition

Golf teams prepare spring competition

Cole Anderson

March 7, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

As the fairways at the Wine Valley Golf Club continue to thaw out and the sun begins to shine through the tree-lined greens once again at the Walla Walla Country Club, the Whitman golf team continues its hard work in preparation for the upcoming spring season. With two players back after a fall semester abroad and the rest of the men's team making progress in every aspect of the game, ther...

The Musician-Athlete

Sarah Debs

November 29, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Musician-athletes are few and far between. The dedication, practice time and focus demanded of musician-athletes is incredibly high both in the practice room and on the field. While music and sports are seemingly separate activities, there is overlap in mental preparation and self-discipline. Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane balance ...

Golf Teams Endure Elements in Fall Classic

Kyle Howe

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past weekend, the Whitman men's and women's golf teams were hard at work at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in Ridgefield, Wash. The golfers battled rain, mud and wind throughout the tournament. The Fall Classic is the only tournament of the fall that counts towards the final NWC points...

Varsity athletes maintain fitness abroad in preparation for seasons

Kyle Howe

October 25, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Every year Whitman students travel the globe participating in the Off-Campus Studies program, focusing on a wide expanse of topics that suit their interests. For athletes, this can be somewhat of a hassle: They are apart from the sport for half a year and then return to Whitman with the expectations...

Varsity athletes juggle finals, upcoming national competitions

Sylvie Luiten

May 3, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

For some athletes, the end of  classes does not necessarily mean the end of their athletic season. This year, women's varsity golf and both women's and men's varsity tennis teams will be competing at their respective NCAA Championship Tournaments during and after finals week at Whitman. The women's...

Spring season: Varsity sports standings

Kyle Howe

February 23, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Men's Tennis Conference record:  1-0 Overall record:  5-3 Whitman's men's team is currently tied for first place with Pacific University in the NWC standings. Men's team went to the East Coast last weekend, playing three matches in three days against nationally-ranked teams. The team, ranked...

Men’s golf fall season closes with tourney

Men’s golf fall season closes with tourney

Kyle Howe

October 27, 2011


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The final golf tournament of the fall wrapped up on Oct. 22 and 23 with the NWC Men's Fall Classic in Portland, Ore. First-year Scott Martin led the team scoring 1 under par 71, helping Whitman place third in the overall tournament. In other tourneys the team placed second, fifth, and sixth this year....

Spring sports wrap up seasons with big wins, new records

Spring sports wrap up seasons with big wins, new records

Andrew Hawkins

May 4, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

As spring in Walla Walla continues to tentatively unfold, varsity sports this semester have drawn definitively to a close. The men's baseball team recently had its last home game, and the men's and women's golf and tennis teams have all completed their seasons. The Pioneer looks back at the achieveme...

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